February, 2022

7 Leadership Training Skills To Boost Your Store's Success

Retail Doc

Management has the ability to make or break a team of employees, but only if they have skills for retail and leadership. retail management leadershiup leadership skills in retail

ABS data shows a retail rebound in January

Inside Retail

Retail sales surged by 6.4 per cent in January, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today. Sales of clothing, footwear and personal accessories also recorded a 7 per cent year-on-year increase, while sales by restaurants, cafes and takeaway services rose by 6.2

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Just scratching the surface

Retail Focus

If there is one thing that almost all retailers have in common, it is surfaces. No matter what sort of environment you are working in, you will almost certainly have some sort of surface space at your disposal.

The Shopper Decision Tree and Shelf Layout – Not as simple as you think!

Mike Anthony

I recently conducted a poll on LinkedIN asking how best to organize products on a shelf. The results were interesting, with the vast majority of respondents suggesting that the merchandising layout should follow the Shopper Decision Tree. And at one level, that makes sense.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

What Is Edge AI and How Does It Work?

Nvidia

Recent strides in the efficacy of AI, the adoption of IoT devices and the power of edge computing have come together to unlock the power of edge AI.

Collaboration for the Future?

Cisco CSR

As the world enters its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment and reflect on the lessons learned these past two years. Just like any life-changing event, the pandemic brought us loss and pain. It spotlighted the inequities—the imperfections—that exist in our society.

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Aldi launches robotic pizza vending machine, Pizzabot

Inside Retail

Aldi Corner Store in North Sydney has debuted a first of a kind pizza-making robot vending machine, dubbed Pizzabot. The collaboration with Bondi startup Placer Robotics, will serve restaurant-grade pizzas in two minutes for a limited time.

Primark and Greggs to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe and London boutique

Retail Focus

High street bakery chain Greggs is to launch “Tasty by Greggs” cafe in Primark Birmingham opening on February 12. Both brands revealed the new partnership which is to include a fashion collection in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Primark.

Walmart launches beauty accelerator, Walmart Start

Retail Dive

The goal of the program is to prepare up-and-comers in the space to debut in over 1,000 of the mass merchant's stores

Guinness World Record Awarded for Fastest DNA Sequencing — Just 5 Hours

Nvidia

Guinness World Records this week presented a Stanford University-led research team with the first record for fastest DNA sequencing technique — a benchmark set using a workflow sped up by AI and accelerated computing.

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NFL Teams Up with Cisco to Secure Super Bowl LVI

Cisco CSR

Much like in sports, preparedness is often the name of the game when it comes to security. That’s why, leading up to this past weekend, the NFL teamed up with Cisco to make sure its Super Bowl LVI network infrastructure was as secure and resilient as possible.

15 Highly Effective Ways To Develop A Loyal Employee - The Retail Doctor

Retail Doc

You don't want the reason you have loyal retail employees to be because they don't ask for a raise or they've been there for a long time without challenging you. You want loyal retail employees who are passionate about your business and who you are constantly working to develop.

How AI will increase your search ROI

Inside Retail

Your on-site search bar is one of the most popular ways for customers to find what they are looking for on your site. It also offers conversion rates 1.8x higher than browsing alone! However, most e-commerce businesses treat search as an infrastructure cost like web hosting.

Lids opens quartet of UK stores as part of international expansion

Retail Focus

US-based sports retailer Lids has opened its first four European stores – adding 234 sqm to its UK footprint. The launch forms part of a wider plan to increase the brand’s international presence, representing the first of many physical stores planned across the continent.

Why Latin America is Poised to Become the Next Last-Mile Delivery Battleground

Retail Touch

In the last 18 months, the infamously poor state of last-mile logistics in Latin America has carried a heavier price than ever.

Nike moves away from Foot Locker in shift to DTC

Retail Dive

Nike made up 75% of Foot Locker's purchases in 2020, a number that is poised to decline significantly this year. Comps may drop 10% in 2022 as a result

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StateRAMP Leading the Way on Cyber Best Practices

Cisco CSR

A s cyber threats against state and local governments increase, the need for a united front is more critical than ever. StateRAMP, modeled on the Federal government’s FedRAMP program, is leading the way.

48 MUST Ask Questions To Select A POS System For Retail

Retail Doc

A question I’m asked frequently is how to select the best Point of sale (POS) system software. It’s important because a point of sale system for small businesses can make the difference between knowing what is going on and being left behind. Retail Sales POS systems VendHQ Shopify Lightspeed POS NC

KFC Australia pilots drone-delivery service in Queensland

Inside Retail

Global restaurant chain KFC launches its first drone-delivery service, partnering with Wing, to deliver hot food direct to homes and workplaces in Logan, Queensland. .

NICCE to open first physical store on Carnaby Street

Retail Focus

Shaftesbury announces the opening of NICCE’S flagship store on Carnaby Street. The 1,400 sq ft store spans two floors and opens in Spring. It will be located on the corner of Carnaby Street and Beak Street at 57 Carnaby Street.

Acceleration Nation: How Small Amazon Brands Can Get Bigger Faster

Retail Touch

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you’re a brand currently selling via FBA on Amazon, the answer is probably: a lot bigger.

Nike sues StockX over NFT shoes

Retail Dive

The athletic brand accused the resale marketplace of "minting" digital shoes bearing its trademarks at inflated prices without authorization

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Network as a Service: The changing face of NetOps

Cisco CSR

Next era of networking roles. Brace or embrace. Slightly oversimplified, but in my estimation, those are two of the primary choices we all have when it comes to the change and evolution of our job roles.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Phil Jones of AGCO Corporation

Retail Doc

“In particular, I am thinking about this dealer in New York. He was probably doing right around $5 million with us. For 2020, he finished right about $9 million.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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Melbourne Central adding new 20 stores to boost retail offering

Inside Retail

With Omicron waning out, Melbourne CBD is launching an additional 20 new stores in the coming months in order to revive its retail wing. This comes after last year’s expansion which added 20 new stores to the precinct.

Ikea opens doors on first UK high street small-format site

Retail Focus

Ikea opens its first city centre store in the UK today with the company’s boss saying he hopes it will mean shoppers come to the retailer more often.

Rain or Shine: Radar Vision Sees Through Clouds to Support Emergency Flood Relief

Nvidia

Flooding usually comes with various bad weather conditions, such as thick clouds, heavy rain and blustering winds. GPU-powered data science systems can now help researchers and emergency flood response teams to see through it all.

What does wellness mean for beauty?

Retail Dive

When almost anything can be considered wellness, retailers have plenty of room to expand. Here's how the concept is changing what we define as beauty

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Meeting the Network Challenges of Expo 2020 Mega Event

Cisco CSR

Co-Author: Sanjay Hooda, Distinguished Engineer, Enterprise Network Engineering. Expo 2020 is a global event that is taking place in Dubai from October 2021 through March 2022.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Sam Stamatiou of Wireless Zone

Retail Doc

“The quality of customer service provided by our new hires has massively improved in a short time.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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The Cheesecake Shop sold to Aussie investment firm

Inside Retail

The Cheesecake Shop is to have new owners. Aussie based investment River Capital has entered into an agreement to acquire The Cheesecake Shop Group (TCS) for an undisclosed amount from existing owners PAG Asia Capital.

Dyson debuts innovative technology at Victoria Square

Retail Focus

British technology company, Dyson , has selected Victoria Square in the heart of Belfast city centre, to launch the first experiential space for the region. Located on the Lower Ground Mall of the extensive four-level scheme, close to the central atrium, Dyson has created a specially designed 200 sq.

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1 in 4 American Adults Have a Disability — Does Your Site Give Them a Great Shopping Experience?

Retail Touch

Digital accessibility is becoming a big topic in retail, and it’s easy to see why: one in four American adults, or 61 million people, identify as having some kind of disability, according to Perkins Access. Globally, shoppers with disabilities spend $1.2

Brands may need retailers more than they realize

Retail Dive

Selling directly to consumers is all the rage, but brands rejecting wholesale could be missing out on sales and margin advantages

Headcount alone isn’t enough for your headaches

Cisco CSR

We’ve all heard the phrases: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; failing to plan is planning to fail. But sometimes even the best plans fall short when attackers come calling on your enterprise.

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Lauren Rudeck of Robot vs. Sloth

Retail Doc

“Being able to turn around customers who are ‘just looking,' or brushing us off and getting them to buy something and be excited about the store has been fun and exciting.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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